Posted on EPOCA: 10 Aug 2011 — A reminder of the 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting, OA session, with link to website and sessions
Organizers: Simone Alin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, firstname.lastname@example.org; Adrienne Sutton, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, email@example.com; Francis Chan, Oregon State University, firstname.lastname@example.org; George Waldbusser, Oregon State University, email@example.com
Globally, anthropogenic emissions of CO2 are driving significant changes in ocean carbon chemistry, including declines in pH and carbonate saturation states. In estuaries and coastal oceans, ocean acidification (OA) is occurring in the context of other natural and anthropogenic biogeochemical processes that may accentuate or mitigate the magnitude and impacts of OA. Understanding of how OA is progressing in these environments is critical to managing coastal and estuarine resources in a changing world. Because oceanic carbon chemistry changes can only be stabilized over centennial time-scales, identifying processes that can be managed to ameliorate the present and future impacts of OA will be particularly important. Creative interdisciplinary research is needed to examine the role of ocean acidification in coastal and estuarine ecosystems already altered by other biogeochemical processes. This session seeks to showcase research that explores ocean acidification patterns and impacts on coastal and estuarine ecosystems. Submissions with a focus on biological, chemical, geological, or modeling aspects of OA along the continental margins are welcome. We particularly encourage submissions that address interactions between OA and other stressors, such as eutrophication, hypoxia, climate change, and pollution.
2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting
20-24 February 2012
Salt Lake City · Utah · USA